We are the Currency Shop

But we’re not really a shop at all!

Currency exchanges are everywhere. Money transfer providers too. The challenge is finding one that you can trust, who offers the best price and is near to where you live or work.

At The Currency Shop, we don't sell currency but we sure know a lot about the industry. The Currency Shop is owned by Wise (formerly TransferWise), and we've poured all our knowledge into our smart little comparison engine. It’s what keeps our visitors coming back time and time again. Because we closely vet each provider and only show the very best deals available, our visitors can easily find the right provider for them. We display all the options, highlight the fees and rates per provider, and present the deals with total transparency.

It’s a work in progress too. We’re constantly adding new functionality to the site and fine-tuning our algorithm so visitors can easily find the information they need, without the clutter. And people are loving our free service. The best thing about it, they say, is that it slashes their research time and restores their confidence in the decision-making process.

So please, explore our site. Alongside our comparison engine, we’ve also got tons of helpful videos, guides and reviews that will help you make informed currency decisions.

Our most frequently asked questions

Why should I choose The Currency Shop?

Many people are not aware of the true cost of transferring money. But it is pretty standard to lose up to 8% of your money each time you transfer money internationally, depending on your method.

We think this is far too much. That’s why we help you find the best way to transfer your money and avoid those costly hidden fees and charges.

Why does Wise own The Currency Shop?

It’s simple: Wise was founded with the goal of bringing transparency to the financial services industry, and so owning a comparison site made sense.

We remain committed to The Currency Shop's impartiality, and for that reason Wise's own fees go through the exact same comparison process as all other providers on the site. Where another company is cheaper than us, we will always tell you that.

Yes. We closely vet our providers and only partner with the largest, safest and most trusted money transfer companies in the world. You can also read more about how our site works here, and review our privacy policy here.

What does it cost?

The Currency Shop does not charge you. Instead, we receive a referral fee from the banks and money transfer companies that we are partnered with. This does not affect the price you pay to them.

We’re a team of currency fanatics

We are tight knit group of people all well-versed in the ins and outs of the world of global currency. We share our knowledge, understanding and insights so everyone can save money, time, and sometimes even eliminate stress.




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Claire Millard
Fintech copy and content writer
Claire Millard is a content and copywriter with a specialty in international finance. Her work has featured in The Times and The Telegraph, as well as industry magazines and leading personal finance blogs.
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Ileana Ionescu
Content manager
With a background in business journalism, Ileana is an experienced content manager, creating content for Exiap that helps its audience make informed decisions about their finances.
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Last updated
May 8th, 2023